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Separation Retention Time

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An amount of time is needed to assure that the liquid and gas reach equilibrium at separator. The time is defined as “retention time” or the average time a molecule of liquid is retained in the vessel assuming plug flow. The retention time is the volume of the liquid storage in the vessel divided by …

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Increasing Retention Time to Create Larger Water Droplet

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A small increase in water droplet diameter will increase the settling rate since water droplet is squared in the settling equation. The water droplet size will increase within a retention time in the coalescing section, adding a heat input will speedup the process since heat will excites the collisions of small droplet to create larger …

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Horizontal Separator Working Principle

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Horizontal Separator Working Principle

There are three common type of process separator: horizontal separator, vertical separator, or spherical separator. The figure above is an example of horizontal two phase separator basic diagram. The first step separation occurs at the inlet diverter, on the inlet diverter liquid and vapor will be separated as the fluid enter vessel and hits the …

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